Margaret Wise Brown
Lesson plans and teaching ideas for Goodnight, Moon, The Important Book

Margaret Wise Brown
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Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
This 5-day unit plan includes literacy activities, related links, and cross-curricular connections.

Word Identification and Recognizing Word Patterns using Goodnight Moon
Students will identify word patterns and words from a selected list of 12 content words that appear at least twice in the book.

Goodnight, Moon
This lesson begins on p. 30 (34th page of document). It includes pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading questions and activities, extension activities, and a take-home activity. Adobe Reader required. This document is very large; let it load completely before you work with it.

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
A writing activity to accompany the book.

The Important Book
Summary, analysis, and 3 sets of discussion questions based on different elements of the story.

The Important Thing About a Family
After reading the book, students identify the ways families provide basic needs to their members, then create and publish a booklet to display this information.

The Important Thing about Idea Development: Specific and Memorable Details
Follow links on the left for student instructions and teacher lesson plan. This writing lesson focuses on idea development and organization.

The Important Thing about Reading Is ...
Students develop awareness of why reading is important for everyone. Students will learn that some students do not have access to books in the same way they do and will decide how they can take action to ensure others have access to books.



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